Following quickly on the heels of the Flex White Paper, you can now find on the ADC the Adobe Roadmap for the Flash Runtimes. The Flash white paper provides an overview of the Flash runtimes and a roadmap for their development. This will give you some insight into our current thinking and plans around Flash functionality in the Flash Player and AIR over the next one to two years.
Between these two white papers you should have a much clearer understanding of our current plans and intentions for Flex and Flash.
Be sure to come to a meeting of our Flex User Group Tour 2012 when it comes to a city near you. You can check some of the earlier posts outlining the European and North American tour dates.
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We’re also planning to visit some European Flex User Groups. We hope that you’ll be able to join one of these meetings. We’ll be in Europe for two weeks only but we believe that this tour will be an unique opportunity to discuss the future of Flex, the role of Apache, the Flash roadmap and answer your questions.
Several months ago, we announced that the next version of Flex, codenamed “Hero”, will contain new features for developing mobile applications. At MAX, we’ll be highlighting these new features in a number of sessions.
However, we know that you might want to go further and actually try it out for yourself. So we’re also hosting a “Bring Your Own Laptop” (BYOL) lab, Build Your First Mobile Flex Application, where you can actually get hands-on with the new mobile development features and tooling workflows. Also, if you bring an Android 2.2 phone (and the USB cable to connect it to your laptop), you can even install and run the application on your device.
The Monday 10/25 5 pm session is full, but there’s still room in the Wednesday 10/27 1:30 pm and 4 pm sessions. So, if you’re interested, sign up on the MAX website, and we’ll see you there!
The Flash Platform tooling team would like the community’s help in shaping the product roadmaps for the Flex SDK, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, and Flash Professional.
We would like you to complete a 15-20 minute online survey. In the survey, you’ll get an opportunity to help us understand how you are using Adobe tools currently, and we’ll also ask you where we should take the products by helping us prioritize potential areas of investment.
The product management team takes these surveys very seriously and the results figure heavily into the decisions that we make about feature prioritization.
Interested in working more closely with a designer? Interested in building applications for Android based mobile devices? Interested in connecting your Flex applications to Java, PHP or ColdFusion servers? If you’re interested in any of these topics (or others), then check out Adobe Developer Week.
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Greetings! I’ve recently joined the Flex Product Marketing team after years working on ColdFusion, and before that was actually on the Flex 1.0 team when we still called it Royale. Something that we’ve heard from you guys is that you need help championing Flex and Flash Builder to your customers or even within your own organizations. I’m now working to put materials together that can help you in these endeavors. We’re looking to have things like proof points, presentation materials, and other assets that can help you evangelize Flex in whatever form may be best for you. I’m therefore looking for feedback on the kinds of things that you’d like to see. Some ideas that we’re considering are: a product roadmap, examples of ROI and business justification, competitive comparisons, customer success stories, architecture slides and whitepapers, etc. There is a lot of material we could provide, and we’ll likely not have it all ready at once, so this will be an ongoing process. But in the meantime, please send your ideas on what would be most helpful as we begin getting Flex 4 out the door.
Feel free to respond in comments or if you’d feel more comfortable sharing your feedback directly I can be reached at kwebb AT adobe DOT com.
Adobe is conducting a User Research study to learn more about the work flows of Flex Developers. If you are currently working with Flex in a professional capacity we would really like to hear from you.
If you are interested in providing Adobe with feedback about your use of Flex and other Adobe products, please click on the link below and complete our survey. Adobe will be in contact with you if you align with our target characteristics.